Firth film leads Golden Globe nods
The King's Speech has taken the lead among Golden Globe contenders with seven nominations, including best drama and acting honours for Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush.
Other best drama nominees are dance thriller Black Swan, The Fighter, sci-fi blockbuster Inception and Facebook chronicle The Social Network.
Nominees in the best musical or comedy film category include the Lewis Carroll fantasy Alice In Wonderland, Burlesque, The Kids Are All Right, Red and The Tourist.
The Social Network and The Fighter tied for second place with six nominations each. Among nominations for The Social Network were Jesse Eisenberg as best dramatic actor, Andrew Garfield as supporting actor and David Fincher as director.
The Fighter earned four acting nominations, best actor for Mark Wahlberg and supporting honours for Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Melissa Leo.
Johnny Depp earned two nominations, as best musical or comedy actor for Alice In Wonderland and The Tourist. Other best dramatic actor contenders are James Franco for the survival story 127 Hours and Ryan Gosling for the marital tale Blue Valentine.
Nominees for best dramatic actress are Halle Berry for Frankie And Alice, Nicole Kidman for Rabbit Hole, Jennifer Lawrence for Winter's Bone, Natalie Portman for Black Swan and Michelle Williams for Blue Valentine.
Christopher Nolan's Inception also gleaned nominations for director, screenplay and musical score, but its cast, including Leonardo DiCaprio, was snubbed for acting slots.
Joel and Ethan Coen's Western True Grit, starring Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon, was shut out completely.
Robert De Niro will receive the group's Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the January ceremony, which will be hosted by Ricky Gervais again.